Senators prediction panel: Game 18

The Ottawa Senators take on the New York Rangers at Scotiabank Place. Which team will come out on top? Our prediction panel weighs in.

Senators prediction panel: Game 18
Anton Stralman #6 of the New York Rangers celebrates scoring a goal with Marc Staal #18 and Derek Stepan #21 against the Montreal Canadiens during their game at Madison Square Garden on February 19, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

The Ottawa Senators take on the New York Rangers at Scotiabank Place. Which team will come out on top? Our prediction panel weighs in.

New York Rangers (8-6-1) at Ottawa Senators (9-6-2)

James Gordon (@SensReporter), Citizen Sports Editor

Senators 1, Rangers 4
If the Rangers don’t win this game, John Tortorella might spontaneously combust.
Record: 10-7
Exact scored predicted: 1

Wayne Scanlan (@HockeyScanner), Citizen Hockey Columnist

Senators 1, Rangers 2
Rangers should bounce back from poor effort vs Mtl, unless they want Torts to go the way of Lindy.
Record: 10-7
Exact scores predicted: 1

Ian Mendes (@ian_mendes), Sportnet.ca Senators reporter and blogger and defending prediction panel champion

Senators 2, Rangers 1
The Sens haven’t won three games in a row since they started the season with a 3-0-0 record. I think this game could go either way, but I’ll take the home team here since Craig Anderson has still yet to lose at home in regulation this season.
Record: 8-9
Exact scores predicted: 1

Graeme Nichols (@6thSens), writer/editor, The Sixth Sens blog and podcast

Senators 2, Rangers 4
At some point, Craig Anderson’s statistics (.950 even strength save % and .942 save percentage while the Sens are on the penalty kill) can’t continue to hold up; especially if the Senators continue to turn the puck over like they did against the Isles.
Record: 9-8
Exact scores predicted: 0

Steve Lloyd (@Steve_Lloyd), host, In the Box on Team 1200

Senators 3, Rangers 1
Despite their struggles to score, elite goaltending is giving the Sens a chance every night. The Sens have just 1 regulation loss in 9 home games. The Rangers have played just 5 on the road and are 2-3…..and they have the worst PP in the NHL….and now Rick Nash is out with “none of your business.”
Record: 9-8
Exact scores predicted: 0

Peter Raaymakers (@silversevensens), writer/editor, Silver Seven Sens blog

Senators 0, Rangers 2
I was very close to predicting another Sens win, but the idea of three in a row seems completely ridiculous. Even with Rick Nash out of the Rangers’ lineup. It’s one thing to score a few on Martin Brodeur when he’s not at his best or Rick DiPietro, but Henrik Lundqvist? I just don’t see it.
Record: 11-6
Exact scores predicted: 4

Jeremy Milks (@BlackAcesOttawa), writer/editor, Black Aces blog

Senators 2, Rangers 1
There’s not exactly a lot of goal potential between these two teams right now but Ottawa has found a bit of an identity post-Karlsson. The Rangers looked pretty confused without Rick Nash the other night.
Record: 11-6
Exact scores predicted: 1

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